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I have a large abscess on my labia majora. I know it isn't a bartholin cyst because it's on the outside of my vaginal opening. It's quite painful and tough to deal with because I'm 38 weeks pregnant. I have an appointment with my OB on Wednesday so I plan on asking about it then but I was wondering if there was something I could do to make the pain stop before then. Sitz baths aren't helping and it seems like it's only getting bigger 


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Hi, how do you mean you know it's not a Bartholin cyst because it's no the outside of my vagina entrance? The Bartholin glands are either side of the vagina entrance and if they get infected the swelling is normally just to the side of the vagina entrance slightly on the majora depending how much they swell up.

Have you tried hot compresses on the area?